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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
congressman immediately became a political pariah within his own party, with mitt romney, paul ryan and every senior missouri republican demanding he get out of the race. akin apologized, but he did not drop out because, he says now, he is not a quitter. >> i've been in gas stations at different places. people come up. i don't know if they're going to hit me or love me. they say, "are you akin? are you todd akin?" i go, "yes, i..." and people say, "i'm going to vote for you. don't you step down. we chose you. we expect you to go and win this race." >> ifill: akin is strongly anti- abortion, and has made controversial statements before, including in 2008 when, on the house floor, he derided abortion providers. >> you find that, along with the culture of death, go all kinds of other law breaking-- not following good sanitary procedure, giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant, cheating on taxes, all these kinds of things. >> ifill: mccaskill's campaign ads remind voters of akin's comments. >> on march 16, akin said he wants to abolish the minimum wage. on april 21, said he would
PBS
Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
republican paul ryan's budget plan in the spotlight, will it be a game changer. when it comes to the a.b.c.'s of investing, too many americans are getting a failing grade. with tonight's money file, here's gerri walsh, president of investor education at finra, the independent regulator of securities firms. >> we asked over 28,000 americans across every state a basic investing question: if interest rates go up, what typically happens to bond prices? only 28% got it right: bond prices typically fall. on an even more basic question, only 53% knew that buying a single stock provides a less- safe return than buying a stock mutual fund. survey after survey shows that far too many americans lack both financial literacy and basic math skills. and the situation is even more dire than you might think. not only are too many people ill-equipped to make financial decisions, but many americans seem to overestimate how financially literate they actually are. when we asked people to assess their overall financial knowledge, two-thirds, 67%, gave themselves top marks. when you don't even know what you don'
PBS
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
what has buried the middle class is the result of policies that romney and ryan are supporting. in clinton, iowa, vice presidential nominee paul ryan said a romney administration would help more americans find jobs. >> we have a jobs crisis in america. wouldn't it be nice to have a job creator in the white house? ( applause ) we can't afford four more years. we need a real recovery. take a look at just jobs. we lost 582,000 manufacturing jobs since the president took office. he's offering a new tax increase on our job creators that will cost us 700,000 jobs. we're offering really forms. >> ifill: which candidate has the better plan to get the economy back on track? that's the key question in battleground states like north carolina, which only months ago seemed out of reach for the democrats this year. but it's back in play again. jeffrey brown traveled there to discover why. >> lead the way. brown: 26-year-old dewayne owens who served in the marines and is now a professional mixeded marshal artist usually takes on tougher opponents than your correspondent. >> i see. brown: but this
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 1:00am EDT
originally presented by congressman ryan, your running mate, is that we would give a voucher to seniors and they could go out in the private marketplace and buy their own health insurance. the problem is that because the voucher wouldn't necessarily keep up with health care inflation, it was estimated that this would cost the average senior about $6,000 a year. now, in fairness, what governor romney has now said is he'll maintain traditional medicare alongside it. there's still a problem. what happens is those insurance companies are pretty clever at figuring out who are the younger and healthier seniors. they recruit them, leaving the older, sicker seniors in medicare, and every health care economist who looks tat, says over time what will happen is the traditional medicare system will collapse. and then what you've got is folks like my grandmother at the mercy of the private insurance system precisely at the time when they are most in need of decent health care. so i don't think vouchers are the right way to go. and this is not my only-- only my opinion. aarp thinks the saving
PBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
street workshop asked the obama campaign to pull the ad down. as paul ryan and joe biden prepare to meet in their debate later this week, the presidential candidates will continue to narrow their focus with a romney swing through ohio and a presidential visit to florida. >> woodruff: tonight's edition of front line on pbs searches past the campaign trail for a fuller understanding of the two men competing for the presidency. one part of the two-hour documentary focuses on losing campaigns that helped shape each man: mitt romney's 1994 bid for the massachusetts senate seat held by ted kennedy, and barack obama's attempt to unseat a popular illinois congressman, former black panther bobby rush in 2000. this excerpt begins with an ad from the kennedy team that an angry romney attacked when the two men met for a debate. >> mitt romney says he helped create 10,000 jobs. the formers workers in indiana say something else >> i would like to say to the people of massachusetts if you think it can't happen to you, think again because we thought it wouldn't happen here either >> i want to know why y
PBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
candidate paul ryan. a debate that will cover both domestic and foreign policy. for more on all this for more on all of this and the differences between the presidential candidates when it comes to foreign policy, we get two views. michele flournoy is the co-chair of the obama campaign's national security advisory committee. she also serves as undersecretary of defense for policy in the obama administration. and peter feaver served on the national security council staff during the george w. bush administration. he's now a professor of political science and public policy at duke university. we thank you both for being with us. peter feaver, to you first. we heard governor romney today criticize the president broadly for not rejecting strongly enough america's influence in the world. yet when it came to specifics, we didn't hear many details. so let me just ask you about a couple of different places in the world. what about when it comes to iran. what exactly governor romney be doing differently right now? >> well, this is the criticism that the obama campaign has leveled at the romney cam
PBS
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
is going to be. first of all they're going to give biden a bayonet next week to carve ryan up. i don't think biden is good at it. we could have an over reaction biden show. second, there's one point and i agree totally with what john said, you saw what the country did, the guy who won massachusetts tonight. they've been afraid in the recall -- romney campaign to do that because they're over sensitive of criticism from the base. i think the base is going to be silent tomorrow because they tasted losing for a week. tonight they're tasting winning and i think you're going to see republican party get very much on board a winner now. if that continues, romney will be romney, the one we saw tonight which i think is actually the most authentic romney. the obama anyway litigate flip flopping. we'll see what the next week will look at. >> rose: i want to come back to that but john dickerson tell me about the medicare argument and obama says he prefers now and like the sound of obamacare. who won that particular argument about obamacare and what it does and whatever romney's proposing and
PBS
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
ryan talks mainly about spending cuts as essential, even more so than changing the revenue base. right? >> i mean, i don't want to -- but your system -- >> how the suck eggs. >> that expression. >> what does that mean? >> you won't tell your grandmother how to suck eggs because grandmother knows. >> you know better than i your system with the elections every two years for congress, it is a very different system, we now have legislative fiv five-year terms, parliamentary terms so it is a different issue there. i mean, your challenge, obviously is to get the medium term agreement with the $4 trillion worth of savings that the president is is proposed. >> over ten years. >> over ten years, but you also have got to make sure that in the short-term, you don't strangle your economy. and what i can tell you is our experience is we have strangled our economy. so our debt is going up, when your economy shrinks by definition your debt to gdp ratio, your debt to national income ratio goes up instead of down. >> when we come to the euro zone before i leave it, it will survive intact? >> i t
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